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“Two day tickets are a good idea!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Newseum

Newseum
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$24.27*
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Admission to Washington DC Newseum
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Find out for yourself why everyone is calling the Newseum the best experience Washington, D.C. has to offer. Each of the seven levels in this magnificent building is packed with interactive exhibits that explore free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment: religion, speech, press, assembly and petition. Whether you have just a few hours or want to spend all day, you'll find something for everyone in the family in the Newseum's 15 theaters and 15 galleries.
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St. John's, Newfoundland
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“Two day tickets are a good idea!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

This place is full of great displays. We spend 3 hours roaming the floors and could easliy have spent another 3 hours in order to see everything that I was intersted in.

The tickets are good for 2 days and I wish we had been able to go back the next day to see some of the things we missed.

Make sure you visit the Pultizer Prize winning Photograghy exhibit located behing the ticket booths.

Visited September 2012
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“Well worth the time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

This is one of the few museums in DC that aren't free, but it's well worth the price of admission. We spent only one day there, but the ticket allows you two days access. There were so many interresting things to see and hear - lots of pictures and recordings of historical events. I particularly enjoyed the perspective of how important journalists are in our world as they struggle and fight to bring news to the rest of us.
The Pulitzer Prize Photographs exhibit alone is worth the price of admission. Stunning and very moving exhibit.

Visited October 2012
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“wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

interesting exhibits in a beautiful venue. timely displays...good for all ages. You could spend hours here.

Visited November 2011
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“Simply stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

I have just got back from one of the most amazing museums I have ever been to.

It was opened in 2007. It is based on journalism but is so, so much more. It has the largest piece of the Berlin Wall outside Berlin. it has the Unibomber's hut, it has the most moving exhibits of 9/11 I have ever seen including parts of the plane that hit the World Trade Centre and part of the WTC itself. it has the camera recovered from the wreckage belonging to the only journalist who died there together with the last photo he ever took. it has amazing Pulitzer prize winning photo's. it has great video and photo footage on Presidential elections going back in time. It is moving, inspiring and thought provoking.

The exhibit of the mobile phones recovered from the Trade Centre that kept ringing and the purse recovered from a stewardess on one of the planes were so personal they brought the horror back after eleven years.

For all the sins of modern journalism the museum brought home the importance of the freedom of the press and the power for good it can do.

Sorry, boring I know, but I have rarely been so stunned.

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“Fantastic Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2012

The ticket allows access for 2 consecutive days, and you will need it! We spent 2 half days there and it was not even enough. The experience starts outside, with the front page of one newspaper from every state posted in glass cases for viewing by anyone, the cities not the same every day. The inside is 4 floors just packed with information and history: displays, interactive displays, films, film clips, movies, posters, quizzes, related games for adults and children, all addressing written and spoken words on freedoms, the press, photography and up-to-date subjects like Twitter, Facebook, texting, and on an on. It is one of the best museums we have ever attended.

Visited October 2012
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